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Ronald Porter
Acting Director of Service-Learning

Eckerd College
Office of Service-Learning
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711


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Service Learning

Into the Streets: 05

Letter to Faculty and Staff
Norm Smith, Director of CALA

Hi everyone,

We completed, last Friday [August 26th, 2005], a very successful "Into the Streets". In spite of the threatening weather, which forced us to cancel the outdoor opportunities, we had a 50% increase in student attendance. Outstanding!!

Sitting in Fox hall afterwards with the gourmet food of corn dogs, etc, it was obvious from the energy level in the room that the experience was good, and people did enjoy themselves. Isn't it amazing that service to others can also be so much fun? The final Ceremony, that of the choosing the "Dirtiest, Smelliest, Grungiest Freshman", had several students anxious to be chosen, and it was really difficult to select the winner who shall be nameless. (Who wants to be remembered by this title for the rest of their College career? The prize of soap and shampoo was appreciated by not only the winner, but the rest of us.)

Thank you very much for showing that the rewards for Community Service can be so rewarding.

Norm Smith


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Current Calls to Action

Edible Peace Patch Project
Looking for something fun to do this summer? The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteers for their summer camps! The camps will take place in Brandon, FL, June 21-27, and in Apopka, FL, July 12-18.
Interested? Contact Paula Orandash for more info at (727) 577-1700.
AIDS Walk Tampa Bay 2014
What are you and your friends doing to change the course of HIV in the Tampa Bay Region? By walking, donating or volunteering this year, you will help to provide much needed resouces to the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas (ASAP).
The 12th annual AIDS Walk Tampa Bay will be held at Vinoy Park in Downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 6th. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

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